What We Do

OUTREACH & EDUCATION

NEDIC focuses on awareness and the prevention of eating disorders, food and weight preoccupation, and disordered eating by promoting critical thinking skills and a healthy, balanced-lifestyle.

Our varied and extensive outreach and education initiatives include:

• The development and dissemination of information and resources on eating disorders, body image, and food and weight preoccupation

Delivering workshops/ presentations, panel discussions, and webinars  tailored to different audiences (schools, community groups, health care and education professionals). Learn more about Body Pride, our youth-oriented programming. 

Running annual prevention and awareness campaigns including: Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 1-7 in Canada) and International No Diet Day (May 6th)

For information on Outreach & Education, please contact Kelsey Johnston, Outreach & Education Coordinator.

DIRECT CLIENT SUPPORT

We operate Canada’s only National Toll-Free Helpline providing information on treatment options and/or support to people across Canada either directly or indirectly affected by disordered eating and related concerns.

NEDIC’s national directory of 600+ service providers supports our trained Direct Client Support staff in providing relevant local resources and referrals to Canadians across the country.

 

Reach out and call us today
Our Helpline hours:
Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm EST
Friday 9 am-5pm EST

1-866-NEDIC-20 (1-866-633-4220)
416-340-4156 in Toronto/GTA

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

With the support of our corporate and community partners NEDIC has developed targeted educational programs for children and youth, and professional development.

BeyondImages.ca
In-class self-esteem and body image curriculum for grades 4-8 available free to educators across Canada (meeting provincial curriculum standards)

Be You Challenge program with the Girl Guides of Canada

• NEDIC’s Biennial Body Image and Self-Esteem Conference targeted to professionals (health care, educators, etc.)